Rod Goertzen, Senior Pastor
Rod was reared on a farm north of Bradshaw, Nebraska. After having graduated from Bradshaw High School he attended Grace Bible Institute and graduated in 1961. Following his years of service at the Shiloh Bible Church, of Linden, Iowa; he moved to Winona Lake, Indiana to attend Grace Theological Seminary in 1964. During his time in Seminary he pastored the Pleasant Ridge Bible Church of Francesville, Indiana. He graduated from Seminary in 1967 with a Master of Divinity and took a church in Hutchinson, Kansas. He pastored Crestview Bible Church until 1991 when he was called to Mission Road Bible Church of Prairie Village, Kansas. In 2011, our pastor began his ministry at Countryside Bible Church of Hampton, Nebraska.
Rod was married to Carolyn Dickerson in the summer of 1959 and to them were born four children. In July 1, 1971 Carolyn passed away leaving Rod with the children. In February of 1972 Rod married Faith Dougherty of Barstow, California and she assumed the role of a pastor’s wife and mother. Their five children, Kathy, Rick, David, Steve, and Ruth are faithfully serving the Lord. They have thirteen grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.
Bob Taylor, Executive Pastor
Bob grew up in a very small dairy farming community in western New York. He attended Southeastern Bible College in Birmingham, Alabama, where he graduated with a bachelor's degree in Church Music/Christian Education. He has served in churches in Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Kansas. Before moving to Countryside Bible Church he served as the Executive Pastor at Mission Road Bible Church in the Kansas City area, where he spent the last 16 years. He and his wife, Kathy, have three married children and eight grandchildren.